During the adjudication the participants all had a certain background, for example: architects, residents of Horst and the Mikado Terrain, the board of directors of Dichterbij and urban designers. Each individual had its own vision in construction, healthcare, financial, healthcare, accessibility, structure, urban and innovative design. It is very important to mapping out all these wishes and needs, in order to get the best idea for the Mikado Terrain.
We have chosen to interview two completely different perspictives; the architect and the local resident of the Mikado Terrain. The local resident of the Mikado Terrain gives his opening about what he thinks is important for all the local residents. This is one of the most important aspects of the transformation. At last, they are living in this area.
Jan – resident of the Mikado Terrain
It was a very informative and interesting day for me. During the day, he looked at the designs that meet the needs and interests of all residents of the Mikado Terrain. The houses are very small and old-fashioned, and there is hardly space to receive people. Therefore a open living room would be better for everyone, or a cozy courtyard where people can meet up. A private bathroom would be a good outcome for Jan. It would also be nice if the people of the Mikado Terrain can do grocery by themselves, sometimes they are not able to go to the local supermarket in Horst, for example.
Hans van den Tillaart – Architect
I think it is important that the context of the situation fits into the residential area and its environment. The residents of the Mikado Terrain must feel inhabitant of Horst/Mikado Terrain and not only as a client of Dichterbij. Therefore, I looked at the parable of the various layers in the designs. So first you live in a village, then in a residential home and then you are an individual. All these elements should be taken into account. I have judged the designs on this as well. In addition, the inhabitants needs their own privacy. It is important that they can can retreat, but also mingle with the fellow residents. The threshold should be low in accessibility and integration.